Research-to-Action

Study finds moving indoors increases sex workers' safety

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Vancouver- A landmark research study released today shows that providing indoor venues for street-involved sex workers has a significant impact on their health and safety. The study, conducted by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, found that working indoors increases sex workers’ control over the terms of transactions, including their ability to refuse unwanted services, negotiate condom use and avoid violent perpetrators. The PACE Society, Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society (“SWUAV”) and Pivot Legal Society are very encouraged by the results of the research.

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